Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
OME TO THE Winona Mardi November 6-7-8 Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 220 W1NONA. MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 4. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Swimming Pool Bonds Voted Council Considers Sewers, Will Ask Bids Project Cost To Guide Next gut Qost Underestimated Step in Plan Will Find Out If Bond Issue Is Enough The city council last night rmivec to ndvrrtl.'io for bltls unclnr thn SDWCI pinna prepared by City Knginoc Carl W, 1'Tank aftrr hrarlng from n consulting engineer that his plans lire "consistent with flood engineer- ing practice." The consulting nnRlnccr. A. J Duvall, of Toltz, King Day, St Paul. suggested an alternates plan to Mr, ho termed ft "more economical but ho recommended tho city -If tho dollar Mftn's However. Mr. Duvall assorted thai Mr. Frank's estimates were too low and that tho recent bond issue of would not pay tho bill Consequently ho suggested R Rtfifdi construction plan Involving shallow fores in substitution for Mr Frnnlc'n deep gravity sowers Seek Actual Thn shallow sowers, ho explain- rd. htvvo n lower first cost, but ft hljther operating cost." Heeding Mr. Duvnll'd ndvlco thai "the only way you can find out whether our estimates are right to ndvertlso." tho council Informally Instructed the city engineer to com- plete his plarui and It wiui Informally agreed that when these pinna rind specifications fire ready bids for tho whole project vrtll bo received. It wna also Informally Agreed that (Contlnncd on rneo 3, Column 4.) COUNCIL Weather FKDKItAL I'OKKCASTS For Wlnona nncl vicinity: Occn alonal rain or drizzle tonight (ind furly Wednesday, bocomlnij colder Inte'wrdncsduy or Wednesday night. Low tonight 48; high Wnclncsday CB. Minnesota Cloudy, showers to- night ixnd in north and cast por- tions Wrclrirsclay. Cooler southwest nnd extreme west portions tonight, and In most sections Wednesday, Showers Wed- nesday beclnnlnK thf west por- tion tonlKht. Little chungo In tem- perature. I.Of'AI, WKATIIKK Official observations for the 24 hour- vr.tllm: 12 MI. today: Maximum, M; minimum, -111: noon, SO; p" .01; nun snls to- night '-2; sun rises tomorrow nt C 47 TKMPKUA. KI.SKWIIKKK Mnx. Mill, I'cp. I'.cmldll -14 411 41 .llfl T .17 Frank's Program Feasible Committee Asks Cut in Income Taxes Ways and Means Unit Meets to Map Tax Moves By rraiicls M. Washington A majority of Although no "final recommendations" had been arrived at the consulting engineers to the pro- posed scwcr extension project suggested to the city council Monday night In a progress report an alternate plan which appeared to be "more economical." The firms, Toltz, King Day, Inc., St. Paul, said City Engineer Carl W. Frank's plan is con- sistent with good engineering but asserted that his cost estimates were too low. Tho firm indicated that if the growth of the city was to be fast Mr. Frank's plan would be best, if not theirs would be. The summary from the report follows: 1 "In this progress report wo have reviewed Mr. Frank's plan F-3.0, and find that the basis of de- sign is consistent with good engineering practice. Adequate allowance has been made In sizing toe sewers and lift stations to provide for growth of the city and its suburbs to the west. A population ft citizens advisory committee on equal to that of your city at the present time can be served by his plan. taxation recommended today "a to plan has been offered for your consideration because of the high construction, reduction in individual income tax cost of Mr. Frank'stfan. These high construction costs are due to the fact that the city of Winona; rates for all wUh du regard for lies on a relatively level area Just above river level. Of necessity, long gravity lines will be well be- the cost 01 Jiving 01 low water level, with attendant high construction costs. "Tho alternate plan eliminates almost all deep construction, except for lift stations. It appears to to bo the more economical to construct to take care of needs of the city for some time to come. However, If the city Is to have a large and rapid growth so that the ultimate capacity of the pro- posed sewer system will be needed In the foreseeable future, then the Frank plan appears to be the better one to construct, providing the cost is not excessive." Engineers Analyze Proposals Hero arc highlights from the firm's report on Mr. Frank's plan, which Includes a major lift sta- tion at Qllmoro avenue and Gould street (district STo. 0) and a major lift station at Sarnla .street and Mankato avenue- (district No. Mr. Fiunk's plan, provides .for system., of trunk sewera, with two me.Jor.-'tf'ft! stations. A amall lift station li con- templated to serve lateral leweri 'in the Sugur Loaf urea. The plan fur- ther provides for tha ollmlnatlortfof lit Btfttlon No. 3, located at Lafay- ette nnd Mark by the con- struction of a gravity sewer to the proposed main trunk along the tike. Such an arrangement takes iwny an estimated peak newage How )l ovor gallons per minute from ho 42-Inch trunk sower along the Ivor beginning at Lafayette street o the lift station at High Forest troot, thus providing for additional nduntrlal waste capacity In tho ox- srlng 42-Inch trunk sower along the Ivor. Mr. Frank's plan provides ade- KOUKCASTS sanitary sower service for a ong-rangc program of development >f tho city of Wlnona and Its uburb to tho west, Ono major lift tatlon Is eliminated nnd Us re- No. to bo onstructcd at ft point where it can Iso servo district No. 7. Ono new major station will handle district 0. and only one lift station Is oqulrcd on tho latonil system (the no bolow Sugar This plan hu.t results In a minimum of lift tatlon operation and maintenance. His cost estimate is: District newer west of Ktittlan No. fl ,lft Hllitlon No. f> 24-Inch newer, station No. 0 to Lafayette 21-Inch connection from station No. 3 to 24-Inch Los 73 53 Miami B3 72 Paul 47 York .17 .25 trunk sower........ no estimate 73 42 Scwvr from Lnfayuttc to .station NIL 7 Ktlltlun No. 7 Scwnrn to Niiifiir l.nuf will iivrnii'i' Hi II ilr.ti-ei'Hi'lii-lnoli Knwur from noi-inal. Duytlme.'i. somewhat! No, 7 to disposal plant above luirimil. Nlchts, much ubovr normal. Nuniuvl maximum 3D In Total SGG3.000 the north U> 54 In thr south, nor- Since August 5. 1040, (time of the minimum 22 In the north to 331estimate) the Engineering News In the south. Nu important chanKo record cost Index has increased until colder Saturday and Sunday. Prrrlp'.-uilion will iivurivftc ubout inch In Wisconsin and U Inch In Minnexotii. Hnln nvrr must of the urea and afraln Friday or Saturday. OAII.V Flood 2't-Hr. Today Change (1.1 n.3 4.1 4.1 7.5 n.-i '1.7 Rrd Wine Lake City Uracls Dam 4, T.W..... Dam S. T.W..... Dam fiA. T.W. Wintnin tC.l'.i Darn (I. I'ool Dixm C, T.W..... Dakota iC.r'.l Dam 7. Pool..... Dam 7, T.W..... LA CrosM1 12 4.0 Tributary Streams Chlppewii at Durand.. 1.6 Zumbro at Thellman.. 1.0 BufTalo above 2.1 Trcmpealeau at Dodge, .ft Black at Nelllsvlllc___3.0 Black nt Clulesvllle La Crossr lit W. Snlcm 1.0 Root ftt Houston KIVKIt KOKECAST (From Haatlnfffi to Iowa) 1 2 !i .1 will remain pritctlcnlly sta- tionary throughout thl.i cllntrlct for Mvcral clays, or until effective rains about 10 per cent. Allowing for this cOKt Increase, Mr. Prank's estimate us of today would then bo Increased ubout JlOC.OOn to a total of A study of the lift station con- struction problem leads us to con- clude that substantial savings can he miicto by using a circular design. (Continued on Paffc fi. Column 1.) FRANK'S PLAN Ste wartville Man Gets Year for Auto Negligence Austin, Judge Martin Nelson today sentenced Carl W. Peterson, 26, of Stewnrtvilic, to servo one year In tho county Jail and pay a fine of on a charge of criminal negligence. Tho charge was tho outgrowth of an automobile-motorcycle collision near Kaclno August 23 In which tho motorcyclist, Vcrn Slmonson, 22, of Spring Valley, was fatally Injured. Judge Nelson advised Peterson's attorney that ho would consider an application for suspension of the remainder of tho sentence nfter Peterson has served 00 days and paid tho fine. Costs of Frank's And Consultants' Plans Compared In ita report Toltz, King Day mado a coat comparison of Its suggested plan and tho one pro- posed by tho city engineer. The comparison follows: Cost estimates show that substan- tial flrst cost construction -savings cnn bo realized from the alternate plan. Using our' estimate for the most favorable condition under the Frank plan, a saving from to or results Using our most unfavorable estimate for tho Frank plan, a saving from to or This alternate plan offers consid- erable flrst stage construction cost savings, as it lends Itself to stage construction dependent upon the rate and direction of growth or the city. Our flrst stage construction cost Is estimated to be An expenditure of this amount, might bo Biimclcnt for many yours t.o come, depending upon tho rate of growth of tho city. This amount of ;o which must be added, as to all pur estimates, the cost of ng, land, rights-of-way, casements and legal fees, is substantially less ;han the amount of your bond 1s- e. Against this Tirol cont wo must balancu t.hu udclll.lonal annual operation and maintenance costs for the lift stations. We estimate that these annual costs for the Frank plan and our alternate plan will be as follows: Frank Present proposed construction ..S G.GOC Ultimate construction Thus, an annual additional cost for operation and maintenance un- der present conditions of some results in our alternate plan. Capi- talized at 5.7 per is the fixed charge on your present 20-year bonds at 1.4 per cent additional capital expenditure of about on the Frank plan would be Justified. However, the cost for present construction of the Frank plan is at least from to more. If we consider ultimate condl- Alternate Plan as Offered by Engineers The alternate plan proposed by Toltz, King Day Involves building a large Interceptor line on Mark street rather than along the north shore of Lake Wlnona, as proposed by the city engineer. The firm's proposal follows: Two major lift stations and nine smaller lire stations are included In this plan. The arrangement differs from Mr. Prank's plan In general as follows: 1. Major lift station No, 6 is moved westerly. The gravity sewer on Frank's plan from this point east Is replaced by a force main to the site of station No. 3, discharged to the force main going north toward tlons, which would provide sanitary sewer service for the entire area as indicated on the double your present estimated popu- find that the saving in operation and maintenance costs under tho Frank plan is some 106. Capitalized at 5.7 per cant, an additional expenditure under the Frank plan of some is Jus- tified. The construction cost dif- ference under the most favorable condition Is from to On this basis, the Frank plan Is moro economical. Un- der tho most unfavorable estimated conditions for the Frank plan, the construction cost difference is from to still leaving a small advantage In favor of the Krank plan. tho river. 2, Tho low marshy area between tho highway and the west end of Lake Winona will be served by lift stations Nos. 6A and BB to be con- structed when and if this area de- velops. To Rebuild Station 3, Existing lift station No. 3 is estimated to be rebuilt in its ap- proximate present location. This station will continue to discharge as _ _........_ it docs at present until such time'best atJi0 to tilose ]Cnst nwa t0 pny. as the discharge line Is overloaded. lower income But Matthew Woll, A.F.L. official and labor member of the ten-man group, took exception to the recom- mendations. The majority of nine and Woll filed separate reports with the House ways and means committee which created the study group, headed by Roswell Maglll, former under secretary of the treasury. Neither report was immediately made public in full. The group's report was submitted as the ways and moans committee assembled to prepare tax legislation for the special session of Congress convening November 17. Chairman Knutson (R.-Minn.) has. said he wants a bill cutting' income taxes by n year. Co-op Question Also on the committee's list of business was the Issue of whether farmers cooperative associations should be taxed at the same rate as business corporations. On that, Under Secretary of the Treasury A. Lee M. Wiggins submitted a report suggesting that a decision be deferred until tho treasury com- pletes a study It Is now making of tho untlrn tax system. Matthew Woll, A.F.L. official nnd labor member of the ten-member study group, filed a minority report disagreeing with the majority. An associate of Woll said his re- port contends that the majority recommendations would: 1. ''Severely reduce federal rcve- lues. 2. Disregard revenue needs for the European aid, and 3. Shift the tnx load from those Mrs. John G. Winant Arrives at the airport at Concord. N. H., todav from New York after learning of her husband's suicide lost night. Pilot Stanley Snyder helps her out of plane. (A.P. Wirephoto to Tho Winant, Former Envoy to England, Shoots Self Concord, N. H.